Swim Lessons

Youth Swim Lessons

The Y is the nation’s leading expert in water safety and swim instruction. Y’s across the country have adopted a swim lesson curriculum that makes it easier for children and adults to become comfortable and safe in an around water. Lessons begin with the development of basic self resuce skills as well as gaining confidence and ease in the water. From there, swimmers refine the strokes they have learned and progress their skills.

  • Use the YMCA Lesson Selector to determine which class your child is ready for. 
  • Learn more about the YMCA stage descriptions for Swim Starters, Swim Basics and Swim Strokes HERE
  • Is your child interested in joining a competitive swim program? Learn more about the Sanford-Springvale YMCA Titans Swim Team
  • NEW for Fall 2023! Adaptive Swim Lessons – Our Adaptive Swim Classes are open to children age 6 to 15 with intellectual and/or physical disabilities, and are designed to give each and every person the skills and knowledge to be safe in and around the water, but most importantly, to have fun and enjoy!

    To ensure that our swimmers have the best possible experience in our Adaptive Swim Lessons Program, please fill out our New Swimmer Questionnaire on our website. The information you provide will help us tailor a program to meet each individual’s needs.